Rocking Your Style as an Unconventional Beauty

There’s so much pressure on us as women to look a certain way, and if you don’t look like you’ve come straight off the catwalk or from a fashion magazine then it’s easy to question your beauty. However it’s important to remember that true beauty really does come in all shapes and sizes, instead of aiming for perfection and holding yourself up to unrealistic beauty standards, to make the most of what you have instead. Make the most of the features you love about yourself, disguise the ones that you don’t and just be you. Here are some of the ways you can work with things that you’d never see in a beauty magazine, but are real life to many of us.

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Unfortunately we’re not all lucky enough to have perfect eyesight- in fact, according to statistics around seventy five percent of us need some kind of vision correction. Of course you do have the option of wearing contacts, but if you’re more comfortable in glasses then rock them- you will still look awesome! There are a couple of things worth bearing in mind that will make beauty with glasses easier. The first is if you have a fringe, it’s best cut to a length where it’s not falling behind or in front of your glasses. So a long sweeping side fringe would work, or a shorter style that grazes your eyebrows. The second thing is to bear your eye makeup in mind. A good tip by Cosmopolitan is that if your frames are thicker, go heavier with the liner. Also, curl your lashes which will make them look long but prevent them from hitting your lenses. Spend some time choosing glasses that suit your face, if you’ve lost or gained any significant weight over the years your face shape might have changed, and new glasses might be a good option.

Acne is common in your teenage year, changing hormones can mean regular breakouts. However for many adults, acne is still a way of life and this can be a result of anything from hormones to diet to using the wrong skincare. Of course, you don’t have to cover your acne if you don’t want to, but if it makes you feel insecure then there are lots of options. Use a green based concealer over red pimples as this will neutralize the color and will make your foundation look much more even. You could use a high coverage foundation if your skin doesn’t react to it, otherwise stick with mineral makeup. This is made of natural ingredients and will provide coverage without clogging pores and causing more
breakouts. If you haven’t already, it’s always worth speaking to your doctor for ongoing acne issues. They could prescribe topical washes and creams, hormonal birth control, antibiotics or recommend lifestyle changes. It can be a tricky one to put right and take some time, but you can still look stunning and feel great about yourself while you find what works for you.

Hearing Aids

It’s estimated that a whopping one in twenty Americans are deaf or hard of hearing- so if you are too, you’re in good company. It’s something that’s associated with old age but lots of young people have hearing conditions too. Thankfully, these days there are very slim and almost invisible hearing aids
on the market which is useful if you’re self conscious. You could also style your hair in a way that disguises your ears if it’s something you don’t want others to know about you.

Shape and Size

One of the biggest pressures we have put on us as women is to be a certain shape and size. Not only does the media pressure us to be thin, but often to reach unrealistic proportions. Regardless of your shape or size, enjoy your body and wear what you feel good in. If you feel you need to lose or gain weight for health reasons then that’s always worthwhile, but you truly can look and feel fantastic whatever shape and size you are. Forget following trends, choose pieces that reflect your style and that fit you well. There’s lots of advice online about how to flatter different body shapes, and make the most of or disguise the bits you do and don’t like. Clothes should be fun and an expression of you, have fun with them!

Each and every one of us are so different, instead of comparing and feeling bad we should celebrate our differences and appreciate what makes us unique.


Beauty Hacks For Moms

Staying looking young and beautiful during our lifetime is something which everyone wants to achieve. However, when you are a working mum and you are looking after the kids and your job every single day of the year, it can be all too easy to forget about yourself. If you are a busy mum and you need some helpful tips for your beauty routine, here are some of the hacks you can do.

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1. Tint it

If you find that doing your makeup in the morning takes forever due to filling in your eyebrows and painting on your mascara, there is a much simpler way to make these things into no issue at all. You can buy eyebrow and eyelash tint online and dye your hair various shades of brown or black. This will allow you to wake up with natural and full eyebrows and full lashes every single morning so that if you don’t have time to put on a full face of makeup you will still feel put together.

2. BB

Foundation is great and it is the first thing that most of us think about when we are doing our makeup, but the foundation isn’t the only way to even out that skin tone and makes us feel fresh for the day. If you don’t have much time to get yourself ready in the morning, invest in a good BB create which will cover your flaws without making it feel caked on. A tinted moisturizer like this gives you a natural glow and it will also provide SPF to ensure your skin is protected from the sun.

3. Micellar water

Micellar seems as if it might be the last in a long line of trends to hit our shelves, but actually, it is a wonderful substance which will clear the skin and make you look incredibly youthful once again. Micellar water penetrates deep into the lord and clears out any makeup, oil, and debris which could be blocking your pores. You will have much clearer and happier skin by using this every day, and the beauty is that it is suitable for all skin types.

4. Sign up for a Beauty Box

There are many different subscription boxes out there which offer beauty and skincare products every single month of the years. As a Mum, you might find it difficult to go to the shops to look for new products because you simply don’t have the time. This is why subscribing to a box such as Birchbox can be a wonderful way to try out and discover new products every single month. It will be delivered to your door and you can have fun opening your box every month and treating yourself with the products inside.

5. Tan in the shower

If you have pale skin and you long for that healthy summer glow, the idea of tanning yourself at home will likely seem like too much of a faff to bother with. The good news is that spray tanning isn’t the only way to get a sun-kissed glow this summer, there are products out there such as St. Tropez’s new in-shower gradual tanner which will allow you to add tan to your body while you are in the shower. You simply need to apply it on wet skin, wait for three minutes and then rinse it off. If you do this for a few days you will notice a wonderful glow on your skin.

6. Coconut oil

If you want a product which can double up with a few different beauty tasks, you need to invest in a pot of coconut oil. Coconut oil can be used as a moisturizer on your face, so if you are wondering how to get rid of jowls this is a great choice. It can be used on your body for a silky smooth skin. It can be used in your hair as a moisturizing hair mask, which will add shine and life back into day for a whiter and healthier smile with a technique known as oil pulling.

7. Dry shampoo

There is nothing worse than having to go out for the day and realizing that your hair is becoming greasy. There are two things you can do here to disguise your greasy hair until you get home. The first is to either braid it or put it in a ponytail. The second is to bring dry shampoo with you and spray it in the roots. Dry shampoo dries out the grease and it will also add volume to your hair for the


Love, Sugar & Cookie. Susan Marie Chapman

Full Title: Love, Sugar & Cookie

5 of 5 stars

Love, Sugar & Cookie is an enchanting picture book. It's just the kind of light-hearted book of love that we would appreciate having on our coffee table.

This beautiful pair shop, hunt and eat together and it's all just beautiful!

Oh, yeah, great for kids too!

Susan Marie Chapman

About the Author:

Susan Marie Chapman is originally from Pennsylvania and lived most of her life outside of Philadelphia in a rural area of Amish country. She grew up on a farm with many different animals and a huge vegetable garden. Susan is one of eight children. Susan attended colleges in Pennsylvania. She has a BA in Economics from Wilkes University, an Associates Degree in Business Administration from the Business School of Widener University, and a Certification in Home Design from Philadelphia University.

Paperback: 28 pages
Publisher: Dog Ear Publishing, LLC (March 7, 2018)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1457561123
ISBN-13: 978-1457561122
Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 0.1 x 8.5 inches
Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces

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Normalizing Shampoo 

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Royal Cream Regenerating Conditioner

On the norm, we do not use conditioners as we simply do not need them.  However, a cream-based conditioner is good to push away tangles.  This is helpful when you drive with the windows down, on occasion.

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